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Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

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The prestigious Alfa Romeo brand's cars feature in this racing game. There are several real tracks such as Hockenheim and Laguna Seca, as well as the chance to race in scenic Italian locations such as the Tuscanny hills and the Naples coastline. You can play Instant Action mode, in which you unlock these tracks one by one with indestructible cars, and Dynasty Mode, where you aim to build a more realistic career.

What sets the game apart from the crowd is its approach to driver abilities in Dynasty Mode. When setting a driver up, his abilities are split into skill areas such as reflexes and pressure-handling, with points assigned to these.

Further skills such as Heart, Intimidation and Recovery can be developed to improve either car or driver. AI cars have the same features applied to them race by race.

The driver's heartbeat is a featured sound effect, and in pressure situations it can be heard above all other sounds. One available skill is the Tiger Effect, which allows you to rewind the game to avoid dangerous situations as they are about to happen. Its length and efficiency are 2 of the skills which can be improved.


Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Here's the "Tiger Effect" in action, where you rewind to a certain point you messed up.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows I'm not really very good at this...
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows In this screen you get to deck him out. Not unlike an RPG, your choice of clothing will tweak your attributes. These boots are not just made for walking...
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows You can also look around your car. Here's the side that's not wrecked...

Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.A.R.赛车" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "SCAR: Спортивная Команда Альфа Ромео" -- Russian spelling
  • "SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo" -- European title

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Only the classic Alfas rule! Windows SifouNaS (1317)

The Press Says Windows Jun 02, 2005 87 out of 100 87
MAN!AC PlayStation 2 Jun 03, 2005 77 out of 100 77
TTGamer Xbox Sep 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
3DAvenue Xbox Sep 08, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2005 12 out of 20 60 Xbox Jun 27, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Club Skill PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 5 out of 10 50 PlayStation 2 Jul 12, 2005 49 out of 100 49
IGN PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Pro-G Xbox Jun 28, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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